Sci-Tech

NASA chief acknowledges more trouble with SLS rocket

by Ivan Couronne WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US space agency NASA on Wednesday cast a shadow on the future of its new heavy-lift rocket, the SLS — acknowledging development delays on a project that is already years behind. …

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Winterfest event opens facility doors to car enthusiasts, showcases modified vehicles

    FREMONT, California (Eagle News) — On a brisk Saturday in the bay area city of Fremont, California, car enthusiasts had the opportunity to tour the facilities of one of the most well known Euro car tuners, 034 Motorsports. …

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Scientists solve weighty matter of Milky Way mass

PARIS, France (AFP) — Astronomers said Thursday they had accurately calculated the mass of the Milky Way for the first time, using new data sets that include the weight of dark matter. In a collaboration between NASA and the European …

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Volvo unveils driverless electric bus in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — Volvo and a Singapore university unveiled a driverless electric bus Tuesday that will soon undergo tests in the city-state, the latest move towards rolling out autonomous vehicles for public transport. High-tech Singapore has become a testbed …

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Israel’s first spacecraft to moon sends selfie

JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) — An Israeli spacecraft on its maiden mission to the moon has sent its first selfie back to Earth, mission chiefs said on Tuesday. The image showing part of the Beresheet spacecraft with Earth in the background …

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Google fights European copyright overhaul

  BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Internet giant Google on Monday urged the European Parliament to resist approving a planned overhaul of the bloc’s online copyright law that the company said would hurt Europe for “decades to come”. European lawmakers could …

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SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS

by Ivan Couronne Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The demonstration mission of SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked Sunday on the International Space Station, passing a key test before it can begin taking US astronauts into …

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Canada ‘going to the Moon’: Trudeau

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada will join NASA’s space mission to put an orbiter around the Moon in a few years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. “Canada is going to the Moon,” Trudeau told a press conference that included …

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Japan probe Hayabusa2 set for asteroid landing

by Kyoko HASEGAWA Agence France Presse TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese probe is expected to land on a distant asteroid Friday, aiming to blast a “bullet” into the surface to collect clues about the origins of Earth and the …

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NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, told reporters Thursday that the agency plans …

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Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo as sales plummet

by Joseph Schmid Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday that it would stop building its A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to …

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Mission complete: NASA announces demise of Opportunity rover

  by Ivan Couronne Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet — but NASA’s Opportunity rover has …

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